The coming of fall brings the thought of holiday seasons, favorite sports teams playing once again, or just nice, cool weather. Mid-October is considered the height of the fall foliage season, and deciduous species like ashes, aspens, elms, maples, sweetgums, dogwoods, cottonwoods, birches, ginkgoes and more are changing color nowContinue Reading

The Mainstream staff reflect on the Wildfire Recovery Series From the Editor’s desk Neals Hill, Frog, Green Ridge, Indian Creek, P-515, Lionshead, Beachie Creek, White River, Laurel, Holiday Farm, Brattain. Two Four Two, Echo Mountain Comples, Slater, Chehalem Mountai— Bald Peak, Riverside, Thielsen, Almeda Drive, South Obenchain, Archie Creek, LeslieContinue Reading

The future of forestry education: hands-on experience available from Fire Science and Natural Resources programs at UCC This fall, Umpqua Community College’s Natural Resources program has expanded, adding three new tracks in natural resources: Fish and Wildlife, Forests and Ecosystems, and Conservation Law Enforcement. For Conservation of Law Enforcement, studentsContinue Reading

Local leaders in forestry community and industry give perspectives on Forest Management Conversations about Oregon’s forests often lead to raised eyebrows and often end in frustration. How do we properly care for our forests in a sustainable, profitable way? After a disaster like last fall’s Archie Creek fire, this forestContinue Reading

Lone Rock Resources (re)growing Douglas County after 2020 wildfires Wildfire recovery and replanting is not a simply or easy process, and the timber industry has a lot of ground to cover before forest recovery is complete. Lone Rock Resources, one of Douglas County’s largest timber companies, is looking toward theirContinue Reading

Volunteering opportunities available for community during the pandemic  Students applying for jobs, colleges and scholarships often need to find volunteering opportunities for their applications. Volunteering highlights an individual’s time management skills and community involvement, besides being a key way to network within communities.  However, with so many programs cancelled overContinue Reading